Art & Lifestyle

The 311 3rd Anniversary

Mar 10th, 2014
Posted by katzueno
It's March 11, 2014. It's been 3 years since East Japan Great Earthquake. Read More

JLG: Setsubun Guide 2014

Feb 1st, 2014
Posted by katzueno
February 3rd, 2014 is Setsubun (せつぶん or 節分) in Japan. It means "the change of the season". Because the spring is coming, Setsubun in Feb is the most important setsubun of the year. Read More

Hatsumoude - The First Shrine Visit of the Year

Jan 1st, 2014
Posted by joebrauer
Japanese people are very competetive. They want to be the first, the best, have the highest, fastest and longest. Representing that idea is the also, that a lot of things are named "The first ... of..." Read More

Santa brought me some.... Chicken?

Dec 25th, 2013
Posted by achimrunnebaum
A look at how the Japanese celebrate Christmas. It's different, but heartwarming nonetheless, this article takes a deep look at how this western tradition has changed Japanese culture when it comes to the Christmas season. Read More

Manga made in Germany

Sep 15th, 2013
Posted by yokochan90
Christina Plaka is one of Germany's best known manga artists who already has published several manga stories in her homecountr. We were able to do an interview with Christina about her passion to manga and her latest work. Read More

A Day Unlike Any Other - Weddings in Japan

Jun 21st, 2013
Posted by achimrunnebaum
An inside look at Japanese Wedding traditions and some images from Katz's own wedding in Japan. It was a wonderful day with great people in an amazing city, and here's the tale behind the event. Read on to get the whole story on this momentous day... Read More

Hanami in Japan

Apr 5th, 2013
Posted by achimrunnebaum
An in-depth look at the annual custom of Cherry Blossom viewing in Japan Read More

Free WiFi at the stations in Tokyo!

Mar 20th, 2013
Posted by yokochan90
JR EAST offers Wi-Fi for free at major stations in Tokyo area. Find out more! Read More

Valentine's - Japanese Style

Feb 14th, 2013
Posted by achimrunnebaum
Cupid is on the loose and running amok in the world, including Japan. In this article, we will Compare eastern and western traditions for Valentine's Day. Read More

Maid Cafes - Who are they? Part 1

Dec 31st, 2012
Posted by joebrauer
Maid cafes are a huge phenomenon in Japan. But also outside of it. Part 1 of the series about maid cafes, an interview with Kchan from the AniMaid Cafe. Read More

OosedoChishima - a Japanese musician-duo visiting Germany

Sep 29th, 2012
Posted by yokochan90
In August 2012 the Japanese musician-duo OsedoChishima visites Germany for a few concerts. For YokosoNews we had the chance to have a little interview before the concert at the village of Bobeck. Read More

Manga Camera: a cool iPhone app makes you a manga star

Sep 16th, 2012
Posted by garymenzel
This iPhone app, Manga Camera, can make you look like a manga character. Read More

Kuromai (Black Rice)

Sep 10th, 2012
Posted by maiyimbaron
Love and Romance in Japan, cross-cultural currents and Japanese lessons tucked in to the text to boot! Enjoy Chapter One of this serialized novel and see what happens when an American henna-gaijin and a Japanese man embrace. Read More

East meets West in Melbourne

Jul 15th, 2012
Posted by achimrunnebaum
Japanese musicians fusing traditional Japanese music with western style country/blues rock in eclectic Melbourne. Read More

JLG: Travelling to Japan with medical needs

Jul 10th, 2012
Posted by garymenzel
Travelling often requires planning. Even more so if you have medical needs to attend to. Find out what you need to know if you have regular medications that you need to bring with you to Japan. Read More

Lawson to open two stores in Hawaii

Jun 26th, 2012
Posted by katzueno
Lawson, Japan's convenience store chain, are coming to Hawaii on July 7. Read More

Japan annular eclipse report

May 22nd, 2012
Posted by katzueno
The people all over Japan filled with full of joy when they saw the annular eclipse. The comprehensive report of the large scale astronomic event happened in 936 years. Read More

Japan annular eclipse events & live cast listing

May 14th, 2012
Posted by katzueno
The comprehensive event and live cast listing of Japan's annular eclipse in the morning of Monday, May 21, 2012. Read More

Japan annular total eclipse complete guide

May 9th, 2012
Posted by katzueno
The complete guide of Japan's annular total eclipse scheduled to be happened on Monday morning of May 21, 2012 throughout Japan. Read More

Live talk session with HIROKOCHANNEL - YokosoNews Weekly 022

Apr 21st, 2012
Posted by katzueno
Hiroko Nakamura is the Japanese journalist known for her own YouTube channel called HIROKOCHANNEL to introduce Japanese culture and language as well as IDG's monthly program Akibatteru. Katz from YokosoNews will meet Hiroko-san and talk about the experience bringing the Japanese culture to the world via social media at around 1:30p on Sat, Apr 21, 2012 from gossip cafe, Harajuku, Tokyo Read More